Moving isn’t as simple as throwing items in boxes. Certain belongings, like large-screen TVs, artwork, and mirrors, not only have more value than others but are more prone to damage as well. When you’re ready to relocate, be sure to take the extra time to protect these big yet fragile items to ensure they arrive at your new home in perfect condition

Reputable moving companies offer a range of options to make moving these sorts of items safe and easy. Understanding the subtleties between various moving materials could mean the difference between a pricey item breaking or it arriving ready to use.

Choose Your Packing Materials Wisely

One of the simplest forms of packing materials for large, fragile items are moving pads. Moving pads are designed to provide much-needed cushioning around objects like statues or mirrors. For these items, even the smallest bump in the road could lead to disaster. You can also consider custom wood crating options for those irregularly shaped items. Custom crates are a good option for items that just won’t fit into standard-size moving boxes. Finally, boxes designed specifically for TVs are convenient and secure choices for protecting extra-large TV sets.

Document and Further Protect Items

You might wonder how a camera comes into play during a move. Taking pictures of your items is a great way to capture their condition before the move. In case there’s any question about whether an item was broken before the move occurred, your pictures serve as documentation for their condition before entering the moving truck. Create an inventory of all your items with their corresponding pictures. You’ll have an accurate, detailed list of each object that left your current location.

Additionally, don’t forget about purchasing full valuation coverage. This extra coverage ensures you’ll be reimbursed for the item’s full value, rather than its weight. Items like jewelry and small art pieces might be lightweight but extremely valuable.

Reach Out to Us for More Moving Tips

Arnoff Moving & Storage are the New York long-distance movers that local Hudson Valley & Capital Region residents have trusted since 1924. We offer a variety of services to make your move stress-free:

  • Free moving estimate
  • Online shipment tracking
  • Debris removal
  • Full-service packing
  • Large item shipping (boats, cars, etc.)
  • Custom crating options
  • And More!

From our low rates to our climate-controlled storage facilities, it’s no wonder we’re one of the most respected residential movers in the area. Just give us a call or submit our online form for your free quote.